Retreats

A Day Away: Holy Wisdom Monastery
Saturday, October 21

Open to single women ages 18-50, this retreat allows you to take time away from your busy schedule to pray, reflect and share with the sisters at Holy Wisdom Monastery.
Holy Wisdom Monastery is located near Madison, WI and their mission, vision and ministries are shaped by values drawn from the Rule of Benedict: beauty, balance, simplicity, silence and respect for all of creation.

The day begins with registration at 9:30 am and will conclude at 5:00 pm, after evening prayer. Participants have the option to stay for dinner with the community. Cost is $30, including lunch, or $40 with lunch and dinner, and those costs will be covered by the Office of Spiritual and Religious Life for those students interested in signing up.  A vehicle can be reserved for use to get back and forth to the monastery for the day.  Drivers must be authorized to drive LU vehicles. Some restrictions for drivers 18-20 years old. 

If you are interested, send an email to Spiritual.Religious.Life@lawrence.edu with your name and we will connect with you for further discussion and to arrange details.  You may also stop by the Center for SRL office and speak directly with staff, or call x7167.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 18.  

 

Open Movement Jams

Connect with yourself in community!  Jam with a community - move as ensemble - Open Jams are led by Professor Margaret Paek.  Open Jam = space to dance, move, make sound, write, observe, listen, breathe.  All are welcome. 

Sundays from 5pm-7pm - Check the LU calendar for exact location
September 17, 2017
October 15, 2017
November 19, 2017
 

Noon Hour Deep Listening

September 27th, October 18th, November 8th
(Wednesdays) at the Center for SRL

Stop! Be Silent...Listen - a way of hearing in which we are fully present with what is happening in the moment without trying to control or judge it.  We let go of our inner clamoring and our usual assumptions and listen with respect for precisely what is being said. 

 

Multifaith Council

The Multifaith Council supports the Julie Esch Hurvis Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life and the staff of the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life.  The council includes students and employees from the University community. Members of the council do NOT represent particular student organizations, but they interact closely with them.  The council constituted to include representatives from diverse religious and spiritual backgrounds, including atheism and humanism as well as a variety of spiritual practices. 

The Multifaith Council meets regularly to accomplish the following:

  • Provide advice and council to the Dean of Spiritual and Religious Life
  • Engage in interfaith dialogue among the members of the council
  • Envision, plan, and provide a multifaith program for the campus community once a term

To apply to be a member of the council, please complete this form

Intersections

Intersections are an opportunity to explore the spaces where our spiritual lives and work/study/activities intersect.  Various persons from across campus lead a three or four week series that is open to any member of the Lawrence community. While Intersections are grounded in a particular tradition and experience, the explorations are open to all regardless of background. We will usually follow a pattern of one large introductory session with an invitation for a smaller group to make the commitment to go deeper in a 3 - 4 week experience.

If you would like to discuss the possibility of working with Dean Morgan-Clement to explore an intersection, please set a time to talk about your idea.

Our Intersections Program for Fall 2017 will focus on Spiritual Companionship.  Contact the Center for SRL for additional details about working with a spiritual companion, and how these trained guides can help provide clarity for your spiritual pathway.   

Friday Lunch at the Center for SRL

NEW TIMES

Friday Lunches Live
Starting September 15
11:30-1pm

Meant to compliment the Fourth Friday topic centered lunch, this invite is less formal and with no set agenda or topic.  Bring your own lunch or snack on something from the SRL kitchen such as PB&J or Grilled Cheese, and have a casual lunch with your peers that is separate from student involvement.  It’s a ‘make your own experience’ at the Center for SRL, Fridays at 11:30 when classes are in session.  Open to staff and faculty.

Fourth Friday Soup and Salad
9/22, 10/27, 11/17(3rd Friday due to break)
11:30-1pm

Fourth Friday is a monthly lunch for employees of Lawrence University encouraging thoughtful discussion of current topics.   Please join us at noon the Center for Spiritual and Religious Life (Center for SRL) on the fourth Friday of the month while term is in session, to discuss a topic for consideration which will help you consider your own outlook both on and off campus.  Take a moment to connect with the people you work with both directly and indirectly, and see the staff and faculty you may have been missing.  Soup and Salad will be provided, no reservations are required. 

DISCUSSION TOPIC FOR 10/27/17 - tbd

You can also visit the Facebook LU Spirit Space for the topic of discussion.


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Monday, October 23, 2017

  • Baha'i Birthday Celebration of Baha'u'llah
    5:00pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room, Sabin House 225 - Group Room, Sabin House 113 - Living Room, & Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    This celebration will center around the birth of the Baha'u'llah,the founder of the Baha'i faith. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Intersections - Listening Series
    7:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Listen with the Ears of Your Heart. Engage in three ancient practices that help our hearts to listen and learn about opportunities for spiritual companionship. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

  • Weekly Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    The Meditation room will be available on Wednesdays between 4:30-5 pm for anyone who would like to join others to create or follow a practice of sitting meditation. This weekly meditation session is open to students, faculty, and staff. Brief meditation instruction by Connie Kassor (Religious Studies) will be offered on Wednesdays while class is in session. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • LCF Large Group Meeting
    9:00pm Warch Campus Center 204 - Cinema
    The Large Group meeting of Lawrence Christian Fellowship, with worship, speakers, group discussion, and fellowship. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

  • W.O.R.T.H @ Lawrence
    5:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Womxn's Organized Right To Heal (W.O.R.T.H) is a safe space and community for women of color and gender nonconforming folks of color on the Lawrence campus. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Athletes Bible Study
    7:00pm Warch Campus Center 128 - Perille Private Dining Room
    A time set aside for Athletes to gather and study the Bible together This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Lawrence University Unitarian Universalists (LUUU)
    8:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join us to welcome all, grow in mind and spirit, and eat food. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Roosevelt@LU Chapter Meeting
    8:15pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Roosevelt@LU will have a chapter meeting dedicated to putting together our 10 Ideas policy proposals, meeting the national Intent to Submit deadline.

Friday, October 27, 2017

  • 4th Friday Soup and Salad
    11:30am Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Open to Faculty and Staff, this lunch series requires no reservation. Join your LU colleagues to discuss a different topic each week. Topics will be shared via the Spiritual and Religious Life webpage. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Fireside Chats
    4:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room & Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Please join us for a special opportunity for our Roman Catholic community. Susie and John Kane are an alumni couple who are also very involved in the life of Lawrence. You are cordially invited to join the Kane's for a "fireside chat". This is an opportunity to talk together about the impact of your religious tradition, your questions and convictions, on your lives and time at Lawrence. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Hillel Shabbat
    5:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join Hillel for our Weekly Shabbat service. We say blessings every week, and check for news about our weekly plans This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

  • Bridging the Ideological Divide
    1:00pm Warch Campus Center 226 - Mead Witter Room
    All members of the Lawrence community are invited to join a facilitated dialogue to develop skills and awareness that will help us bridge ideological divides. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Monday, October 30, 2017

  • LEDS Mixed Listening Session
    4:30pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Listening Session for faculty, students and staff hosted by LEDS.
  • Bridging the Ideological Divide
    7:00pm Sabin House 225 - Group Room
    All members of the Lawrence community are invited to join a facilitated dialogue to develop skills and awareness that will help us bridge ideological divides. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Intersections - Listening Series
    7:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Listen with the Ears of Your Heart. Engage in three ancient practices that help our hearts to listen and learn about opportunities for spiritual companionship. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

  • Weekly Meditation
    4:30pm Sabin House 112 - Meditation Room
    The Meditation room will be available on Wednesdays between 4:30-5 pm for anyone who would like to join others to create or follow a practice of sitting meditation. This weekly meditation session is open to students, faculty, and staff. Brief meditation instruction by Connie Kassor (Religious Studies) will be offered on Wednesdays while class is in session. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • LCF Large Group Meeting
    9:00pm Warch Campus Center 226 - Mead Witter Room
    The Large Group meeting of Lawrence Christian Fellowship, with worship, speakers, group discussion, and fellowship. All are welcome! This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

  • W.O.R.T.H @ Lawrence
    5:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Womxn's Organized Right To Heal (W.O.R.T.H) is a safe space and community for women of color and gender nonconforming folks of color on the Lawrence campus. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Athletes Bible Study
    7:00pm Warch Campus Center 128 - Perille Private Dining Room
    A time set aside for Athletes to gather and study the Bible together This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Lawrence University Unitarian Universalists (LUUU)
    8:00pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join us to welcome all, grow in mind and spirit, and eat food. This event enhances spiritual and religious life.
  • Roosevelt@LU Chapter Meeting
    8:15pm Sabin House 114 - Community Room
    Roosevelt@LU will have a chapter meeting dedicated to putting together our 10 Ideas policy proposals, after meeting the national Intent to Submit deadline, and plan a meeting with Vered Meltzer

Friday, November 3, 2017

  • Hillel Shabbat
    5:30pm Sabin House 113 - Living Room
    Join Hillel for our Weekly Shabbat service. We say blessings every week, and check for news about our weekly plans This event enhances spiritual and religious life.

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